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PR # 25 September 4, 2008


The public is invited to participate in ?Harlem Scene on View,? a trip that celebrates and investigates the history and sites of Harlem, on Saturday, September 27. The program is being sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice.

Buses will leave from the RVCC?s North Branch campus at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m.

Participants will explore and celebrate New York City?s African-American past and discover the recent cultural and economic rebirth in Harlem. The tour will highlight the era of the Harlem Renaissance, when the community was known for its many talented civil rights leaders, artists, writers and musicians, such as Paul Robeson.

Trip highlights will include visits to the African Burial Ground National Monument as well as stops at various churches, jazz clubs, elegant neighborhoods, institutions of art and culture, and famous residences. The day also will feature stops to several important locations in African-American history and culture, including The Apollo Theater, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Mother AME Zion Church, Strivers Row, Sugar Hill, Jumel Terrace and United House of Prayer.

Those attending should meet in the RVCC Conference Center lobby. The program fee ($35 for general admission, $25 for students) includes a light breakfast and lunch.

Deadline for registration is September 19. To register, contact Peppy Margolis, RVCC director of Cultural Outreach, 908-526-1200 ext. 8524, or email RobesonInstitute@raritanval.edu .

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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